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Gastrostomy Tube and Feeding Information from Lurie Children’s Hospital

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides resources for understanding and caring for a child’s gastrostomy tube.  This webpage also includes an easy-to-download parent guide, “Supporting Nutrition: Understanding Tube Feeding.” The reference guide includes personal stories and information on:

  • Administering feedings through the feeding tube
  • Changing the dressings and cleaning around the tube
  • Problems that may occur with the gastrostomy tube or the insertion site

Please note this information is not a substitute for the medical care and advice of your physician. There may be individual circumstances of your child’s healthcare that cause a variation in treatment.